Located in the town centre, this budget motel in Hay is only metres away from cafes, shops, hotels and banks. The largest motel in town and one that is family owned and operated, your hosts believe in spending a night – not a fortune.
There are four quiet and comfortable room options available – single standard rooms (sleeping 1 guest), queen standard rooms (sleeping 2 guests), queen deluxe rooms (sleeping 2 guests) and family standard rooms (sleeping 4 guests).
The Cobb Inlander Motel has been recently renovated; each well appointed room features microwaves, LCD televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, refrigerators and complimentary WiFi. We also have a disabled access room available.
This accommodation in Hay also offers a number of amenities for guests to enjoy during their stay, including: a saltwater swimming pool, a leafy BBQ area, a children’s playground and guest laundry. Free parking is also available with a limited area to park trailers (please advise us if you require this when booking).
There is also a low cost, tasty breakfast menu available to ensure that you’re fuelled for the long day of travelling or sightseeing ahead. The motel can also assist with coach and group bookings (dinner, bed and breakfast deals, and so on – minimum numbers do apply).
During your stay, we hope that you will also take the opportunity to explore the surrounding towns – Deniliquin, Jerilderie, Darlington Point, Griffith, Goolgowie, Booligal, Robinvale, Balranald, Moulamein and more.
When staying at the Cobb Inlander Motel, you will be pleased to learn that there are plenty of local attractions and activities to keep you entertained. The region caters to visitors of all ages and areas of interest.
The region is ripe with historical sites and attractions; we have found that many people visit Hay to learn more about its past. In particular, we recommend the Dunera Museum (details the history of German, Italian and Japanese prisoners of war in the area), Hay Gaol Museum, Bishop’s Lodge Historic House and Heritage Rose Garden (built in 1888 – tours available upon request), and the Hay War Memorial High School Museum (dedicated to World War I).
If you prefer to get outdoors and explore your natural surrounds, you will not be disappointed. In particular, we recommend the Bidgee Riverside Trail (which runs along the Murrumbidgee River, suitable for walking and cycling), Hay Sunset Viewing Area (located 16km out of town, a spectacular spot to view the sunset and the night sky), and the Marked Tree (supposedly carved by Charles Sturt when he passed through the area – you’ll have to look closely though!).
If you’re passing through when the weather is warmer, the Hay area also offers plenty of water-based attractions and activities to help you cool off. In particular, we recommend Sandy Point Reserve (located on the Murrumbidgee River with electric BBQs, picnic tables and a boat ramp) and the Hay Weir (also known as Johnston Park and an extremely popular fishing spot). Boating, fishing and even swimming are popular activities in the area during the summer.
Why not immerse yourself in the art and culture of the Hay region? As you walk along the Bidgee Riverside Trail, check out The Long Paddock sculptures and the Warakirri Murals, pay a visit to Shear Outback and Hall of Fame (a state-of-the-art centre that offers a look into Australia’s shearing industry), or wander through the Chris McClelland Gallery (an artist who is famous for his unique pencil drawings of African and Australian wildlife).
The region is also host to a number of events throughout the year, so if you happen to be in town when one is on we definitely recommend checking it out! Popular events include the Hay Agricultural Show (September), The Long Paddock Cattle Drive (September), ‘A Feast of Art’ Art Show (September), Hay Jockey Club Races (November), Hay Rodeo (February), Booligal Sheep Races (April), and Australian Hay Mini Nationals (June).
Being located smack bang in the middle of the Riverinaregion provides you with ample opportunities to take some day trips – plus, the border between New South Wales and Victoria is only a short drive away. Explore the Italian heritage and wineries of Griffith only an hour and a half away, learn more about the infamous Kelly Gang in Jerilderie only two hours drive away, or tour the mighty Murray River at any of the nearby border towns.